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3 Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Today we’re whipping up not 1, not 2, but 3 slow cooker Thanksgiving side dishes! Creamy corn, parmesan Brussels sprouts, and brown sugar sweet potatoes all stuffed into the same slow cooker and ready in 3 hours.

Whipping up three vegetable slow cooker Thanksgiving side dishes! These easy side dishes are cooked at the same time and ready in 3 hours.

Last year was my first time ever hosting and making a Thanksgiving feast. And being the type A person that I am, I obviously planned out a 48 hour schedule leading up to the feast to make sure every recipe would be ready.

While it all turned out great, I was frazzled as frick. Red cheeks and frizzy hair, frantically scurrying around to get everything on the table in time. So this year I’m bringing in some hands-off recipes that will cook themselves so that I can focus on hosting!

And when it comes to hands-off cooking, a slow cooker is the answer. So today we’re making a slew of Thanksgiving side dishes at the same time. It’s ready in about 3 hours and takes care of all the busy work, meaning you can focus on creating that perfect main course (stuffed butternut squash, anyone?)

Whipping up three vegetable slow cooker Thanksgiving side dishes! These easy side dishes are cooked at the same time and ready in 3 hours.

Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Side Dish Menu

  • Brown sugar sweet potatoes
  • Parmesan Brussels sprouts
  • Creamy corn

So here’s the plan. You’ll wrap your potatoes in aluminum foil and throw them in the slow cooker on high for an hour. After that hour, you’ll add in your Brussels sprouts and creamy corn mixture, each in their own little aluminum foil boat. Keep cooking for another 2 hours then serve! That’s seriously it. Let’s do this.

Whipping up three vegetable slow cooker Thanksgiving side dishes! These easy side dishes are cooked at the same time and ready in 3 hours.Whipping up three vegetable slow cooker Thanksgiving side dishes! These easy side dishes are cooked at the same time and ready in 3 hours.Whipping up three vegetable slow cooker Thanksgiving side dishes! These easy side dishes are cooked at the same time and ready in 3 hours.

3 Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Whipping up three vegetable slow cooker Thanksgiving side dishes! These easy side dishes are cooked at the same time and ready in 3 hours.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword crockpot vegetables, side dishes, slow cooker vegetables, Thanksgiving side dishes, vegetarian thanksgiving
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Occasion Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving
Time 60 minutes or more
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 537 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

Sweet Potatoes

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • To serve: brown sugar, pecans, butter

Brussels Sprouts

  • 3 cups trimmed Brussels sprouts 375 g
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or butter 15 mL
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
  • To serve: grated parmesan

Creamy Corn

  • 2 15-oz cans corn drained
  • 1/4 cup milk 60 mL
  • 6 oz cream cheese 170 g
  • 2 Tbsp butter 30 g
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Sweet Potatoes: Wrap potatoes in aluminum foil and set in a slow cooker. Cook on high heat for 1 hour.
  2. Brussels Sprouts: Meanwhile, toss together cleaned Brussels sprouts, garlic, oil, salt, and pepper (if your sprouts are large, cut in half). Wrap in aluminum foil to create a pouch. Set aside.
  3. Creamy Corn: Stir together all corn ingredients. Create an aluminum foil pouch, using a few layers to make it water-tight. Pour corn mixture into foil pouch and scrunch together to seal.
  4. Cook: After 1 hour of cooking, flip sweet potatoes then set Brussels sprout and corn pouches on top of potatoes. Cover and continue cooking on high for 2 to 3 hours, or until sprouts and potatoes are tender. Optionally broil sprouts in the oven for a few minutes to crisp up the outsides.
  5. Serve: Keep side dishes warm in the slow cooker until ready to serve. Serve sweet potatoes with a small spoonful of brown sugar, a slab of butter, and pecans. Grate parmesan over warm Brussels sprouts. 

Nutrition Facts
3 Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 537 Calories from Fat 235
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.1g 40%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 855mg 36%
Potassium 538mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 74.1g 25%
Dietary Fiber 9.6g 38%
Sugars 17g
Protein 12.3g 25%
Calcium 8%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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3 slow cooker Thanksgiving side dish recipes! Creamy corn, parmesan Brussels sprouts, and brown sugar sweet potatoes stuffed into the same slow cooker and ready in 3 hours. These easy Thanksgiving sides take care of the busy work so you can focus on the main course. #Thanksgivingrecipes #vegetarianrecipes #Thanksgiving #slowcookerrecipes #crockpotrecipes #glutenfreerecipes #sidedishrecipes

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